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The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair - 9 -14 April 2019

Antiques News & Fairs - The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair - 9 -14 April 2019
 

Alexia Amato - Set of Three BACCARAT Toilette Bottles Clear Crystal Cased with Cranberry Crystal, Decorated with Hollow Cuts and Star Shaped Diamonds.  Star Base.  Circa 1885 BACCARAT.  Tall 20 cms (7.9"), Medium 16 cms (6.3") and Small 12 cms (4.7").

 

Event: The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
Organiser: Harvey (Management Services) Ltd
Venue: Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Date: 9 - 14 April 2019

Enquiries:

Tel: 020 7616 9327

 Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques News & Fairs - The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair - 9 -14 April 2019

Henry Miller Fine Art (new exhibitor) - Dimitri Bouchéne, (Russian 1893-1993) Dans La Loge, c.1920s, Pastel on paper. Bouchéne was a Russian artist and costume and set designer for theatre, opera and ballet. Primarily working in Paris, his notable clients included Serge Diaghilev and Anna Pavlova, £9,000. Image from Henry Millar Fine Art.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

The Spring edition of the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair arrives not a moment too soon at Battersea Park, London from Tuesday 9 to Sunday 14 April 2019.  London’s most exciting period design fair, it celebrates style from all corners of the globe, with dealers arriving from across the UK and Europoe to show exceptional and unusual decoration of every period dating from the 1700’s to the 1970’s. 

For a little icing on the confection that is The Decorative Fair each season, the Foyer Display offers visitors a themed vignette to inspire and for Spring 2019. A Room of Her Own will offer a spin on classic English style, in a feminine, modern-day dressing room, with desirable spaces for relaxation, and a work area for writing and storage.  The Foyer Display will mix traditional decoration such as antique floral fabrics, pictures and accessories with 20th century design elements in a contemporary fashion.  There will be an air of Bloomsbury Set ‘boho-chic’ in a nod to 'A Room of One’s Own' by Virginia Woolf, published 90 years ago in 1929.

Of the three annual Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fairs, the Spring event has the most prolific selection of unusual garden antiques to choose from.  More than 150 talented dealers take part in the Spring Fair and many of them will add statuary, garden seating and tables, planters and urns, and other outdoor decoration to their stand displays.  Beautifully-weathered stone and iron and with the patina of mossy age to add an instant sense of history to a garden or exterior space.

Participants with plenty of garden antiques include Jill Palmer, with unusual decorative objects such as terracotta animals, glass cloches and miniature greenhouses; Nicholas Gifford-Mead has fine antique statuary and seating; Violet Grey Decorative brings formal planters and furniture; Martin D. Johnson Antiques has stoneware and architectural elements; Garden Artefacts with implements from spades to dibbers, trugs, boot scrapers, park signage and all sorts of small outdoor paraphernalia; Nikki Page Antiques has metal urns and birdcages, while outdoor and garden room specialists Peter & Lucy Sohier bring tables, seating and decorative eccentricities.


Jostling for attention alongside the cornucopia of garden elements will be works of art, textiles, personal accessories such as jewellery or vintage watches, with prices starting from as little as £15 for an antique wine glass.

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair - 9 -14 April 2019

Martin D Johnson Antiques - embracing the Spring garden theme at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

with a collection of stone animals. POA

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:
The Fair is a real snapshot of what is happening in the world of interior design and it is a chance to see how a clutch of exciting young dealers are championing antiques and period design and re-imagining how to use antiques in a contemporary setting. Adam Calvert Bentley specialises in decorative Regency and Georgian pieces with a country house feel, with original paint surfaces, marble-topped neo-classical tables and chairs, and rococo gilded wall sconces.  Justin Evershed-Martin and Dorian Caffot de Fawes both present distinctive early and mid-twentieth century European designs; Justin’s aesthetic has its roots in 18th century classicism, while Dorian takes his cue from the leading art deco era designers of France.  Joseph Berry brings a hint of the industrial, presenting informal, shop display and work-related furniture (baker’s benches, chemist’s storage units) and lighting, dating back to the early 19th century mixed with elements of figurative and religious sculpture, and unusual objects. Joe Chaffer of Vagabond Antiques joined the Fair just last year; he juxtaposes the glowing polished lines of traditional antique English and Continental furniture, for example an 18th century Italian burr elm-veneered commode, with the rusticated finishes of garden artefacts such as lead urns and stone statuary as accent pieces.

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques News & Fairs - The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair - 9 -14 April 2019
 

Vagabond - Pair of C20th lead urns with ornate handles.  English.  £2500 iro.

 Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques News & Fairs - The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair - 9 -14 April 2019

John Bird - English mahogany wing-back armchair, Circa 1880.  Beautifully upholstered in yellow silk TP £1600.

TICKET INFO:

Admission to the fair is £10.00 at the door (catalogue gives re-admission throughout the week), or register at www.decorativefair.com to join the mailing list for free tickets. 

 

Cover Image: Martin D Johnson Antiques - a Spring Medley!  A collection of farmyard animals, dogs and a deer, POA.



News & Fairs Previews

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair - 9 -14 April 2019

Antiques News & Fairs - The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair - 9 -14 April 2019
 

Alexia Amato - Set of Three BACCARAT Toilette Bottles Clear Crystal Cased with Cranberry Crystal, Decorated with Hollow Cuts and Star Shaped Diamonds.  Star Base.  Circa 1885 BACCARAT.  Tall 20 cms (7.9"), Medium 16 cms (6.3") and Small 12 cms (4.7").

 

Event: The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
Organiser: Harvey (Management Services) Ltd
Venue: Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Date: 9 - 14 April 2019

Enquiries:

Tel: 020 7616 9327

 Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques News & Fairs - The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair - 9 -14 April 2019

Henry Miller Fine Art (new exhibitor) - Dimitri Bouchéne, (Russian 1893-1993) Dans La Loge, c.1920s, Pastel on paper. Bouchéne was a Russian artist and costume and set designer for theatre, opera and ballet. Primarily working in Paris, his notable clients included Serge Diaghilev and Anna Pavlova, £9,000. Image from Henry Millar Fine Art.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

The Spring edition of the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair arrives not a moment too soon at Battersea Park, London from Tuesday 9 to Sunday 14 April 2019.  London’s most exciting period design fair, it celebrates style from all corners of the globe, with dealers arriving from across the UK and Europoe to show exceptional and unusual decoration of every period dating from the 1700’s to the 1970’s. 

For a little icing on the confection that is The Decorative Fair each season, the Foyer Display offers visitors a themed vignette to inspire and for Spring 2019. A Room of Her Own will offer a spin on classic English style, in a feminine, modern-day dressing room, with desirable spaces for relaxation, and a work area for writing and storage.  The Foyer Display will mix traditional decoration such as antique floral fabrics, pictures and accessories with 20th century design elements in a contemporary fashion.  There will be an air of Bloomsbury Set ‘boho-chic’ in a nod to 'A Room of One’s Own' by Virginia Woolf, published 90 years ago in 1929.

Of the three annual Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fairs, the Spring event has the most prolific selection of unusual garden antiques to choose from.  More than 150 talented dealers take part in the Spring Fair and many of them will add statuary, garden seating and tables, planters and urns, and other outdoor decoration to their stand displays.  Beautifully-weathered stone and iron and with the patina of mossy age to add an instant sense of history to a garden or exterior space.

Participants with plenty of garden antiques include Jill Palmer, with unusual decorative objects such as terracotta animals, glass cloches and miniature greenhouses; Nicholas Gifford-Mead has fine antique statuary and seating; Violet Grey Decorative brings formal planters and furniture; Martin D. Johnson Antiques has stoneware and architectural elements; Garden Artefacts with implements from spades to dibbers, trugs, boot scrapers, park signage and all sorts of small outdoor paraphernalia; Nikki Page Antiques has metal urns and birdcages, while outdoor and garden room specialists Peter & Lucy Sohier bring tables, seating and decorative eccentricities.


Jostling for attention alongside the cornucopia of garden elements will be works of art, textiles, personal accessories such as jewellery or vintage watches, with prices starting from as little as £15 for an antique wine glass.

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair - 9 -14 April 2019

Martin D Johnson Antiques - embracing the Spring garden theme at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

with a collection of stone animals. POA

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:
The Fair is a real snapshot of what is happening in the world of interior design and it is a chance to see how a clutch of exciting young dealers are championing antiques and period design and re-imagining how to use antiques in a contemporary setting. Adam Calvert Bentley specialises in decorative Regency and Georgian pieces with a country house feel, with original paint surfaces, marble-topped neo-classical tables and chairs, and rococo gilded wall sconces.  Justin Evershed-Martin and Dorian Caffot de Fawes both present distinctive early and mid-twentieth century European designs; Justin’s aesthetic has its roots in 18th century classicism, while Dorian takes his cue from the leading art deco era designers of France.  Joseph Berry brings a hint of the industrial, presenting informal, shop display and work-related furniture (baker’s benches, chemist’s storage units) and lighting, dating back to the early 19th century mixed with elements of figurative and religious sculpture, and unusual objects. Joe Chaffer of Vagabond Antiques joined the Fair just last year; he juxtaposes the glowing polished lines of traditional antique English and Continental furniture, for example an 18th century Italian burr elm-veneered commode, with the rusticated finishes of garden artefacts such as lead urns and stone statuary as accent pieces.

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques News & Fairs - The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair - 9 -14 April 2019
 

Vagabond - Pair of C20th lead urns with ornate handles.  English.  £2500 iro.

 Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques News & Fairs - The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair - 9 -14 April 2019

John Bird - English mahogany wing-back armchair, Circa 1880.  Beautifully upholstered in yellow silk TP £1600.

TICKET INFO:

Admission to the fair is £10.00 at the door (catalogue gives re-admission throughout the week), or register at www.decorativefair.com to join the mailing list for free tickets. 

 

Cover Image: Martin D Johnson Antiques - a Spring Medley!  A collection of farmyard animals, dogs and a deer, POA.